In a small marketplace in Sorhin, a medium-sized city, was a boy. A simple boy living a simple life in a simple city. Nothing less nothing more. The boy’s brown long hair was going all around his face in the wind, and sometimes going down to his semi-tattered clothes. He was fascinated by the high-peaked buildings around him, and often ran to their small little corners out of mere wonder and boredom. His sister, Kathlyn, stood next to him, smiling as she was looking forward to the day’s shopping. She was a decent sister, but he didn’t really care. She had long brown hair as well, a family staple. A bit more humble, trying to care for her busy mother, Michelle. She was a wonderful and caring woman, and a bit ahead of the two siblings, looking for the stand that would give her her perfect bargain. She would always be looking for the cheapest yet efficient way for the family to survive in everyday life in Shorin. The boy’s father, Robert, and Kyle, his brother, were somewhere else, yet he did not care. They will surely be back.
So he ran all around the small market, his little excited mind wanting to explore every inch of it, and the tall buildings around it were a wonder to him. He laughed, looked at strange and common products, and the mother and sister were always looking for him, interrupting the necessary shopping.
This happy-go-lucky boy was named Gellio, but his name meant nothing to him. He was young, happy and energetic. And while many would see regular shopping as boring, uninteresting, or simply time-wasting, Gellio always had a way to see positivity in things.
His hands were calloused trying to climb up the many walls in the market, always angering the many shop-owners. Kathlyn usually has to get him down, while his excited feet tried to push their way out of her grasp. Gellio's skin slowly tanned itself, the sun warmly flowing down onto him out in the sky.
Gellio's mom ordered some fresh fruit, debating with the shops owner for quite some time. Kathlyn helped her, letting Gellio roam free in the lovely city for now. He inched his fingers into some fruit baskets, nimbly stealing the fresh fare. Other times he'd snakes up on the many adults and gather a bit of cash which he would then reluctantly give over to Kathlyn.
Going to the market was one of his favorite things to do ever, it was so lovely and bright this time in Sorhin.
Yet, even Gellio’s fun had to be interrupted. An alarm was sounding, a terrible sound, hurting his ears. Repeating, repeating, never going away completely, even if he put his fingers in his ears as deep as he could. It simply would not stop!
But, when Gellio was tired of trying to stop the sound, he finally realized its reason. Or well, in his simple mind, he kinda did. A large black dot was in the blue sky, yet going down in an incredible speed. People around him screamed down to whoever would listen. The ear-splitting sound of the alarm combined with dozens and dozens of voices around him made it hard to focus.
"It's an attack!" one voice screamed.
"Get down!" another said.
"It's a nuclear bomb!" said one to his side.
"We gotta get out of here!" the first one said.
Hearing this, he gathered this was a nuclear attack. And, it seemed the people around him also did, because they were just running and screaming. It was awful, terribly so! And Gellio still didn’t know what to do. Where was his mother, where was Kathlyn? Where was his father, where was Kyle? What was he supposed to do?
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